Thousands of Dodger fans will fill the ballpark today for the season opener. But in 1960, when the above photo was taken, it was a fleet of tractors and bulldozers that filled what was to become Dodger Stadium, which opened fifty years ago on the site of a neighborhood called Chavez Ravine. It took an army of workers and heavy equipment to carve out and mold the hills and canyons of Chavez Ravine to accommodate the sprawling parking lots and stadium fans know today. Blogger Diane Edwardson provides more details as well as before-and-after photos of the massive earth moving effort to build the stadium.
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